Providing supports for those experiencing homelessness and addiction has been a focus throughout the COVID-19 response in the Northwest Territories.
With most winter roads and ice crossings now closed, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT)
reminds drivers that it is unsafe and illegal to drive on closed winter roads.
Doing so can endanger your life, the lives of others, and your vehicle.
Minister Katrina Nokleby issued the following media statement today on doing business with the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT):
Shane Thompson, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), announced new funding today to support recycling depots and processing centres during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
As the spring melt and break-up approach so does flood season in the NWT. The best way to protect yourself and your family is to be prepared.
This week, we’ve been focused on planning for emerging gradually, and safely, from our current levels of public health restrictions.
The changes we’ve introduced to our Public Health Orders this week are allowing us to consider taking these first steps.
The Government of the Northwest Territories advises that demolition of the former Northern Frontier Visitors Centre is underway in Yellowknife.
The facility closed to the public in 2017 due to deterioration. Work is ongoing to determine future use of this important property.
The territory-wide Public Health Emergency and State of Emergency have been extended in the Northwest Territories. Both extensions will take effect as of April 29, 2020 and expire on May 12, 2020.
On April 30th 2020, Northwest Territories (NWT) residents will receive their second NWT Cost of Living Offset payment in the amount of $52.00 per adult and $60.00 per child under the age of 18. For example, a family of two adults and two children will receive $224.00.
Targeted changes have been introduced to keep residents safe, and keep COVID-19 contained in the NWT.